muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - AUG 8, 2004
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle. Very dark, clear brown, moderately thick lasting taupe head. Pronounced caramel-toffee nose, a bit of nuttiness, almonds perhaps. Good body and texture, moderately sweet and quite malty, just a touch vinous...but the finish is a bit soapy and weird. OK overall.
fluxkritikal (11) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - AUG 5, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2004 Out of the bottle pours a fantasticly rich, dark beer(almost black), with a light tan head. THe smell is a mix of coffee, toffee, and nut. Very smooth, a little too bitter for me. THe first one is great, but the next one(s) are a bit overpowering.
Conclusion: Smooth and Dark, rich flavosomewhat unpleasant aftertaste, goes well with some peanut butter crackers.
jdog76 (85) - madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 5, 2004
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice brown ale with a nutty aftertaste. The head was light and fluffy. Was a bit wattery but I wouldn’t mind having more.
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - JUL 31, 2004
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Funky aluminum bottle with the most immature, amateur, assinine drawing of a drooling moose I could ever imagine. The beer was brown and thin. Not much of a brown ale, more American Standard tasting than anything. The bottle says it has "big sky flavors". They should really work on "brown ale flavors" if you ask me. Thin, watery, adjuncty, and nearly tasteless.
jaymobrown (1646) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tan color. Malt flavors, like a toffee bar. Medium finish, not too dry. Easy drinking. I must say I was too distracted by the drooling moose on the aluminum bottle.
thehinge (266) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 17, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Consumed from a pint glass. Liked this beer quite a bit. Good aroma with a nice tan head. Taste was not disappointing either...just sweet enough. I generally do like brown ales, though.
IndianaRed (2315) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 10, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle Pours dark reddish brown with very litle head or lacing. Aroma is faint dark roasted grain, wood smoke. Taste is subdued, roasted, carmel, malt. Smooth and easy is the feel with a nice smooth finish
redmosquito (172) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUL 8, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cola colored w/ an off white head. Mild hop aroma mixed with sour roasted malt. Malty flavor, toasted, and slighty astringent taste, with a thin viscuous mouthfeel. A good example of a browm ale.
cstuartj (949) - Washington, USA - JUL 8, 2004
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Supprising solid beer. Had it from the bottle after a round of golf. Wasn’t expecting much and got a nice little beer instead. Somewhat nutty perhaps earthy, easy on the palette not becoming heavy at anypoint in the season. Give one a try.
hopdog (8773) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a dark brown with a large tan head. Aromas and tastes of malts, nutty, and caramel. Smells better than it tastes (but isn’t anything too bad tasting). It was an OK beer to try, but I would pass on buying it again given other choices...